Pet Resources & Links

Choosing a new puppy
This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy. 

Local Adoptions

Heartworm Society
Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!

Behavior problems
Founded by Brian Kilcommons and Sharon Wilson, best-selling authors and recognized experts on animal training and behavior, this site is a terrific resource for advice on a variety of behavioral problems. If you want to learn more about feline housesoiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!  

National Animal Poison Control Center 
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: (888) 426-4435 (a consultation fee may apply)
This is the website of the National Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
The USDA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health related topics, including the latest news on such things as Mad Cow Diseases, foot and mouth disease, and many other things.

State of Hawaii Animal Quarantine Information Page
Travelling with your pet to Hawaii?  See the state of Hawaii's website for information on requirements.  View their checklist here

International Health Certificate for Pets
Travelling with your pet?  The USDA provides information regarding what is needed to obtain a health certificate.  See their checklist here.

Rainbow Bridge 
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members

West Nile Virus
This site is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and has the latest information on the spread of West Nile Virus in the US, as well as information on disease transmission, symptoms, etc.

CareCredit
Health Care Financing Options

AVMA
American Veterinary Medical Association

CVMA
California Veterinary Medical Association

CAPC
Companion Animal Parasite Council

Hills Pet Nutrition
Companion Animal Nutritional Information